Sunday, July 15, 2007

Now you don't see THAT everyday!

As the weekend comes to a close, I'm sad I won't be spending as much time with the kids as they go back to daycare, and I'm looking forward to the chaos at work. I'm not sure if 5 days was enough to make any conclusions on life as a SAHM. According to my trial, I don't think it's my thing. If money were no object and we had it coming out our ears, I would certainly make do being a SAHM, but for my sanity and some adult interaction, work is what I plan to do.

Today we had a little bit of excitement in our area. Okay, it's just a helicopter, but can be pretty exciting when you don't expect them flying around our community. As Rudy was out on "poop patrol" in the backyard he spotted some billowing smoke forming a large plume very close by. We certainly don't live in the "country" per se, but do have country grass areas with a creek about 1/4 mile away from us. This seemed awful close to be a grass fire. The neighbors started to form clusters outside and some even jumped in their cars to see what was going on. Donovan and I just took a walk down to the corner just to see what crazy people were out and whether we could see flames. We saw a heck of a lot of smoke and heard plenty of fire crews on their way. Our close neighbors up at the end of the court gave me the "scoop" as they returned from their gawking. It WAS a field fire, however, it was also burning the back fence of someone's yard and approaching their home. There is an entire row of homes along the fielded area. Scary. Sad. The helicopter was flying extremely low and would drop water on the fire. It would venture out for a refill and would soon return. Just not something we see everyday here.

Whelp...Big Day for us tomorrow...gotta get back to the grind and get the grinding back into the kids (and Rudy)! Does this mean my blogging will take a back seat?


Harajuku Girl said...

Wow that is pretty cool, I have never seen that before , pretty scarry when it is that close to home. I do hope they got it in time.

LoveBugZ said...

WOW! I am 'used' to fire with Jeff but it still scary and no matter how many times I see the helicopters I still like to watch them. Flight for life comes every year to his fire station on Easter Sunday for this big event they do and its still my favorite thing after 14 years of seeing it land there. I am a goof!